Careers at Torys

Current Opportunities

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. At Torys, diversity is a core strength. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

M&A and Private Equity Practice Support Lawyer (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Torys LLP is seeking a corporate lawyer to join our Knowledge Management team in the Toronto Office. As an M&A and private equity practice support lawyer, you will be responsible for managing and growing our private and public M&A precedents, providing current awareness of recent developments and trends in these areas, providing legal content for our internal and external websites, authoring publications to clients, teaching in our corporate CLE program, participating in seminars for clients, responding to questions internally from our lawyers, and working on client and business development initiatives. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. Membership in the New York State Bar Association would be an asset, but is not a requirement, for this role.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:
  • At least six years of transactional practice experience in a major Canadian business law firm;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills;
  • An enthusiastic, resilient and pro-active attitude, and an ability to work independently and diplomatically;
  • Excellent time management skills, an ability to prioritize, and a strong work ethic;
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources;
  • Evidence of a collaborative and inclusive working style in previous role(s);
  • A desire to develop an understanding of the firm and its information and knowledge sharing needs;
  • A high level of comfort with law firm technology and willingness to develop new technology proficiencies; and
  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a resume, cover letter and academic transcripts to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Mid-Level Capital Markets Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a third- to fifth-year mid-level associate to join the dynamic and busy capital markets practice of our corporate department in New York.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • have significant experience:
    • representing financial institutions and public and private corporate clients in a broad range of capital markets transactions including U.S. registered debt, equity and initial public offerings and cross-border Rule 144A/Regulation S transactions;
    • researching and providing corporate clients with advice on general corporate governance as well as corporate and securities law advice in connection with public and private financings and mergers and acquisitions; and
    • advising clients in the preparation of SEC reporting requirements, including annual and quarterly reports;
  • have excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • have a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • have the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple deals and matters;
  • have the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment;
  • have good judgment; and
  • be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

APPLICATIONS

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your résumé, deal sheet and transcripts online here.  Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

Coordinator, Legal Project Management (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Head of Legal Project Management (“LPM”), the Coordinator, Legal Project Management is responsible for:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Firm LPM Initiatives

  • Work with the Head of LPM on the overall administration of all internal and external LPM initiatives which includes assisting with general marketing and preparing internal/external presentations.
  • Liaise with various departments (i.e., Financial Services, Practice Solutions, etc.) to track LPM initiatives.
  • Work with the Head of LPM to maintain and revise the IPO and M&A Pricing Matrix.
  • Work with Practice Solutions, IS and FS to understand/vet new technological tools and software.
  • Assist with maintaining a depository of various LPM proposals and pitches.

Transactional Billable/Non-billable Work

  • Under the guidance of the Head of LPM, create and maintain project plans in Excel and Microsoft Project.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining a transactional database.
  • Liaise with other firm departments on an as-needed basis (i.e., to obtain reports, such as financial reports).
  • Gather internal/external feedback on transactional metrics and tabulate questionnaire responses.
  • Work with the Head of LPM and FS to put phasing in place for new and ongoing transactions.
  • Gain proficiency, over time, in the firm’s financial software to produce simple financial reports.

KIRA

  • Assist with updating the KIRA webpage with notes and track progress in marketing of KIRA to partners and associates.
  • Work with Practice Solutions to assist in tracking KIRA usage and adoption; maintain the KIRA issues log.

General

  • Provide administrative support such as arranging courier packages, photocopying, printing, binding and scanning. Perform clerical work relating to travel arrangements, expense reports, boardroom bookings, cheque requisitions, filing, document management and any other administrative assistance.
  • Provide timely and accurate word processing support including document creation, revision and formatting, converting PDFs to Word documents, creating and editing Excel charts and PowerPoint, preparing correspondence (memos and letters), proofreading documents and making necessary changes.
  • Provide back up support to other Administrative Assistants in the Professional Resources department.
  • Track and assist with budget development and frequently monitor budgets.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Business, Project Management or a related field (complete or in progress), or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes an excellent working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Word and Microsoft Project.
  • Strong willingness and ability to learn new concepts and programs.
  • Strong ability to think outside the box and apply innovative solutions to any given situation.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong time management skills and a proactive approach to transaction management.
  • Strong collaboration skills – able to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Manager, Human Resources (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Manager, Human Resources to join our Human Resources team. This position requires an individual with proven experience, a strong client service orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Employee Relations & Policy Interpretation/Creation - Provide coaching and counseling services to leaders and employees on employee relations matters. Provide guidance on the interpretation and execution of HR policies and practices. Make recommendations on new and existing policies and programs to ensure compliance with all related legislation.
  • Recruitment & Onboarding - Manage the recruitment process. Work with leaders to define job specifications, liaise with recruiters, conduct interviews and make final selection recommendations to hiring managers. Negotiate terms of employment in line with established parameters. Work with managers and trainers to develop onboarding and orientation plans for new hires aimed at integrating them into the firm in a manner that will increase their opportunity for success.
  • Performance Management - Provide guidance and support to leaders on the performance management program to manage, motivate and direct performance. Provide direction on the development of annual performance plans. Coach employees and managers on performance related issues. Prepare performance improvements plans as required. Work with leaders and internal counsel to determine appropriate strategies for managing firm initiated terminations.
  • Compensation & Job Evaluation - Work with client group leaders to determine year-end salary and bonus recommendations in line with salary structure and incentive guidelines. Use market and business knowledge, in conjunction with the firm’s compensation principles and policies, to assess the implication of market trends on client groups.

    Work with leaders to identify jobs requiring evaluation. Participate in job evaluation process. Conduct internal and external benchmark analysis and develop recommendations.
  • Department Structure & Job Design - Provide advice and recommendations to leaders on the effective structure and utilization of administrative staff.
  • Training and Development - Work with leaders to identify training and development needs. Research and recommend courses and training programs.
  • Participate in committees, initiatives, programs and projects as needed.
  • Provide direction, coaching and development support to indirect reports.
  • Monitor expenses against budget for various GLs.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources Management. A CHRP or CHRL designation would be an asset.
  • Minimum 5+ years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Knowledge of Canadian employment legislation.
  • Solid understanding of all human resources functions including performance management, compensation and job evaluation.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong leadership, relationship, collaboration and consultation skills.
  • Sound judgment – the ability to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources. (jtavares@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Financial Analyst (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Accounting, the Financial Analyst provides support to internal and external clients for business processes including budgeting, forecasting, and cost control.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Assist in the annual budget process including analysis of accounts, preparation of budgets and forecasts, and provision of presentation slides for Finance/Executive Committee.
  • Provide administration and user support for Xcelerate Budget software.
  • Responsible for monthly reporting and analysis of cost variances against budget and prior periods.
  • Responsible for monthly bank reconciliations and analysis of Balance Sheet accounts.
  • Administer Chrome River Expense Reimbursement System, including managing change requests and troubleshooting unique issues.
  • Review and approve expense reports in Chrome River.
  • Participate in annual and ad hoc audits by responding to requests for statements, reconciliations etc. and fulfilling other requirements.
  • Monitor and manage cash positions amongst various offices and accounts.
  • Document and maintain Financial Services processes and procedures.
  • Plan and prepare quarterly tax returns (IRS and CRA). 
  • Complete government surveys (Statistics Canada, US Census Bureau) and Industry specific surveys.
  • Gather and provide information to assist with annual Law Society (LSUC, LSA) filings.
  • Provide support to the Accounts Payable Team and Trust Accounting Clerk. 

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 3-5 years previously related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Attained a professional accounting designation (CPA) or in pursuit of designation.
  • Experience in audit year end working paper preparation and financial statement presentation.
  • Experience in Business Process analysis/workflow analysis.
  • Strong technical skills with advanced knowledge of Excel including pivot tables is required. Experience with Power Point, SQL, or VBA is an asset.
  • Experience with a complex accounting system required. Elite 3E Financial system is an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • The ability to quickly grasp complex assignments and plan, organize, schedule and deliver exceptional client service within tight deadlines in a high pressure environment.
  • Aptitude for structuring and processing complex qualitative and quantitative data with excellent attention to detail, while still able to maintain a big picture perspective. Proactive problem solver with exceptional analytical skills.
  • Excellent judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Junior Energy Associate Lawyer (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have a least 1-3 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in the oil and gas industry. You will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising various oil, gas and power companies on a variety of commercial projects and transactions. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Some experience drafting, reviewing and analyzing contracts, including but not limited to oil and gas leases, service agreements, joint operating agreements, participating agreements and other agreements necessary to conduct operations
  • Some experience advising and participating in the review of significant oil and gas legal matters including title disputes, contract disputes, leases, unitization, operating agreements, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, easements and condemnations
  • Some experience working on a variety of energy and infrastructure matters pertaining to: development, including joint ventures, construction, operation and maintenance, logistics and transportation, processing and making arrangements as they relate to LNG, oil sands, shale gas and power projects
  • Some experience working on the acquisition and divestiture of upstream, midstream and downstream assets, pipelines, transportation matters and energy products, as well as the marketing of energy and energy-related products
  • Some experience drafting core E&P agreements, master service agreements, and other procurement agreements
  • Excellent teambuilding and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Professional Resources and Administration.

Mid-Level Energy Associate Lawyer (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have a least 3-5 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in the oil and gas industry. You will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising various oil, gas and power companies on a variety of commercial projects and transactions. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Drafting, reviewing and analyzing contracts, including but not limited to oil and gas leases, service agreements, joint operating agreements, participating agreements and other agreements necessary to conduct operations
  • Advising and participating in the review of significant oil and gas legal matters including title disputes, contract disputes, leases, unitization, operating agreements, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, easements and condemnations
  • Experience working on a variety of energy and infrastructure matters pertaining to: development, including joint ventures, construction, operation and maintenance, logistics and transportation, processing and making arrangements as they relate to LNG, oil sands, shale gas and power projects
  • Experience working on the acquisition and divestiture of upstream, midstream and downstream assets, pipelines, transportation matters and energy products, as well as the marketing of energy and energy-related products
  • Drafting core E&P agreements, master service agreements, and other procurement agreements
  • Excellent teambuilding and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Professional Resources and Administration.

Mid-Level Tax Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level tax associate to join our dynamic tax practice. Torys’ Tax Practice ranks among the best in Canada, with the expertise to support the effective execution of our clients’ most sophisticated goals. Our team approach integrates the firm’s leading skills from across our practice areas, including M&A, competition and foreign investment review, executive compensation and benefits, real estate, intellectual property and securities. We represent large multinational businesses, domestic public and private companies, and financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and trust companies. We also represent issuers and sponsors of private equity investment funds and superannuated pension funds, and assist venture capital investors, start-up companies and mature businesses. Through our Canadian and New York offices, we advise clients in the planning and structuring of tax matters for cross-border and international transactions. The successful candidate will receive extensive training and mentoring from our existing team of tax lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3 to 5 years of tax law experience;
  • membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
  • successful completion of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course (years 1 to 3);
  • the ability to evaluate and assess complicated tax issues and research and analyze applicable tax law and matters;
  • experience with tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, the structuring of private and public investment and advising on tax matters related to corporate financings;
  • experience advising on the tax implications of employment agreements or arrangements, including executive compensation and benefits;
  • experience with international tax planning;
  • experience drafting tax memoranda and opinions;
  • experience in applying for and pursuing advance income tax rulings and technical interpretations;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic; and
  • excellent academic credentials.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Senior Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a senior associate to join our corporate group. The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years' experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on securities law. In particular, experience acting for both public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions, including both private and publicly traded issuers are preferred. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 6 to 8 years of corporate/commercial & securities law experience;
  • experience working with corporations, investment banks, financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations;
  • experience acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products;
  • experience dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume in confidence to Jocelyn Harris.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Senior Manager, Professional Resources and Administration.

Billing Assistant (6 Month Contract) (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Billing Assistant to join our Financial Services team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Client Accounting, your objective will be to provide support to internal clients with respect to processing bills.  This is a contract position.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Process invoices in the accounting system including edits, transfers, write offs, trust transfers, and amending Word documents as required.
  • Upload invoices to third party vendors using ebilling technology (E-Hub) including resolving rejection issues, providing budget information, and contacting billing lawyers, legal assistants and clients to resolve ebilling issues.
  • Work with billing team on billing targets to meet monthly goals.
  • Respond to client, lawyer and management inquiries regarding invoice processing, including providing assistance and support to ensure the timely and accurate processing of invoices.
  • Provide support to internal and external clients on all  invoice processing matters.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary education in an accounting or related program, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 2 years billing experience, preferably within a professional services firm; ebilling experience considered an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, time entry and related accounting systems. 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization, including direct lawyer and client contact.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e. month-end, year-end).

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Trademark Agent (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a licensed Canadian trademark agent to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in-house or in an intellectual property group at a law firm. You will frequently be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Significant experience as a trademark agent, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • preparing business practical opinions on the registrability and use of trademarks in accordance with criteria imposed by the law, procedure and practice
    • preparing, filing and prosecuting applications for registration of trademarks
    • advising trademark owners on the maintenance and protection of their trademarks, including foreign trademark portfolio management
    • assisting with trademark oppositions, including preparing pleadings and evidence
    • setting up guidelines for properly promoting, advertising and using trademarks
    • assisting with trademark portfolio management
    • advising clients on commercial issues and transactions involving trademarks including conducting intellectual property asset audits and preparing due diligence investigations
  • Understands the “bigger picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the Trademarks Act (including upcoming amendments), as well as related rules, jurisprudence and Trademarks Office and Opposition Board practice
  • Must have strong written, oral and communication skills, and work well in teams, including mentoring skills
  • Must be a registered Canadian Trademark Agent

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and transcripts to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

To apply online, click here.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Trust Accounting Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Accounting, the Trust Accounting Clerk is responsible for managing all trust fund activities as outlined below:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage trust fund activities including deposits and investments (pursuant to client instruction), and all associated tracking, filing, imaging, and record-keeping.
  • Prepare trust cheques and manage incoming/outgoing wire transfers.
  • Reconcile trust bank accounts on a daily basis.
  • Process and pay weekly payroll invoices, and monthly HST returns.
  • Coordinate the disbursement of inactive trust funds.
  • Analyze and address stale-dated cheques and book f/x contracts.
  • Coordinate the payment of LPIC (Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Insurance) and various legal memberships.
  • File annual T5, NR4 and T4A-NR supplementary returns with the CRA.
  • Manage annual CDIC reporting for Trust funds.
  • Assist in the completion of annual trust audits.
  • Assist with cash management, including daily bank reporting and initiating account transfers.
  • Update all bank records with signing authorities as necessary.
  • Provide support to the Accounts Payable team as required.
  • Respond to queries from stakeholders (lawyer, law clerks, legal assistants, banking representatives) in a prompt and professional manner.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or a related field, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Strong working knowledge in completing trust audits. 
  • Experience with a complex accounting system required. Experience with Elite 3E would be an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Ability to work overtime (before 9 am or after 5 pm) when required to meet client demands.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should forward their resume to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Mid-Level to Senior Corporate Associate, (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years’ corporate experience at a major Canadian law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 4-6 years’ corporate practice experience, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • experience working with general corporate/commercial transactions
    • experience working on a variety of transactions including capital and private equity deals, public and private securities offerings, public and private M&A matters
    • experience working with a diverse client base that includes domestic and international corporations as well as emerging companies, financial institutions, government entities, public companies, etc. 
  • Superior interpersonal, client service skills and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage deadlines
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team and works well under pressure 
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new changes 

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Translator (Montreal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Translator to join our Montreal office. The Translator is responsible for translating various forms (hard and electronic copy) of written content from English to French and French to English. Content will be directed to both internal and external audiences. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Consult with stakeholders to understand their translation requirements.
  • Translate written material such as correspondence, legal documents, website content, newsletters, bios, pitches, conference material, brochures, manuals, policies, etc. while maintaining context, content, tone and style of the original material.
  • Research legal and technical phraseology to find the correct translation.
  • Assist in the understanding of the nuances of translated documents by investigating and understanding unfamiliar definitions and terms.
  • Proofread and edit translated documents and ensure final version is grammatically correct.
  • Ensure all translated correspondence complies with the Firm’s brand, guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure all French copywriting and proofreading conforms to client guidelines and to language laws in the province of Quebec.
  • Maintain and update the firm’s internal and external French website.
  • Prioritize work to be completed internally and determine work to be outsourced to third party vendors. Liaise with vendors to translate business requirements of the task or project. Oversee the work completed to ensure satisfaction and ensure the final product meets stakeholder needs. Work closely with vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in translation or a specialization in translation in English and French.
  • Certified translator or terminologist in the field of legal translation is required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a full time translator working in English and French.
  • Expert research skills for finding the correct terminology for translations.
  • Proficient in MS Office which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Excellent communication skills in French and English (verbal and written) are foundational requirements of the role.
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English (verbal and written) are foundational requirements of the role.
  • Ability to work effectively in both English and French (with tact and diplomacy) with a broad range of audiences, including partners, senior management and clients.
  • Exceptional client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Results-oriented, self-directed individual with the ability to prioritize in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Jenny Tavares: jtavares@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Junior to Mid-Level Real Estate Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a junior to mid-level real estate associate to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 1-4 years of experience working in a real estate group at a law firm. You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 1-4 years of experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on a variety of commercial real estate transactions;
  • experience with real property acquisitions and dispositions, development, commercial leasing and secured financing matters;
  • experience advising the real estate aspects of private and public M&A transactions, public debt financings, renewable energy projects and project financings;
  • strong analytical, communication and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development. 

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Private Equity/M&A Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a mid-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please visit https://www.torys.com/expertise/services/private-equity.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 4 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.
You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar. 

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

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We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Admin and Professional Resources.

Banking and Debt Finance Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Banking and Debt Finance associate with approximately 4 to 5 years of relevant experience to join our dynamic U.S. corporate group in New York.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • have meaningful experience representing:
    • lenders or borrowers in connection with credit facilities and other financings; and/or
    • private equity sponsors and other institutional investors in connection with acquisition financings and other leveraged finance transactions;
    • have broad experience reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to secured and unsecured debt financing transactions;
    • have excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
    • have a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
    • have the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
    • have the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
    • have good judgment.

Experience with any of the following is helpful but not required: asset based loans; project or infrastructure finance; P3 financing; cross-border or international transactions; high yield bonds; intercreditor arrangements.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar. 

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Admin and Professional Resources.

Corporate Lending Associate (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking an associate to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this unique role, you will draft and review credit and security documents, and draft and negotiate opinion letters.  You will work closely with colleagues in the LSC and other Torys offices to carry out this work to the highest level of efficiency and accuracy using systems and processes developed for that purpose. This position will not lead to partnership. Accordingly, you will not be expected to engage in client development activities. This work offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in a flexible and collaborative setting. Successful candidates will be provided with necessary training and professional support to ensure their success in this position.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • have at least four years of experience as a lending associate at a top law firm or financial institution;
  • be able to run a transaction and closing with minimal supervision;
  • have exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • have a high degree of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast paced environment;
  • have the ability to work efficiently and accurately on a high volume of documents;
  • have the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines;
  • demonstrate excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new challenges and focus on continuing professional development;
  • have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • be a member of good standing of a provincial bar and be willing to be called to the Ontario bar.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and transcripts to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

To apply online, click here.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Mining Group, Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level corporate associate to join our leading and growing mining practice. Our mining team regularly advises clients on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border and internationally with respect to M&A, financings, exploration and development agreements, royalty agreements, joint venture arrangements, engineering and service contracts, sales contracts and international concession arrangements. In this exciting role, you will work on a broad range of matters, including resource development (in both domestic and international regulatory environments), public and private securities issued by mining entities, bank financings (including project financing and corporate lending), mergers and acquisitions, and structuring and implementing domestic and international joint ventures. You will be tasked with assuming primary responsibility on matters and will be required to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years’ practice experience at a law firm, including experience advising clients on M&A transactions (public and private), financings (public and private), securities matters, joint ventures and earn-in arrangements. You will also have experience advising companies on continuous disclosure, stock exchange matters and shareholder arrangements. Excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills are essential to success in this role as is the ability to operate in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume and law school transcripts in confidence to Georgia Brown

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Michelle Li, Coordinator, Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

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